Climate Fixes? Look to Nature!

A benefit party, auction,
beer-tasting,
fundraiser and fun!
for Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

A collaboration with our partners Greater Boston Trout Unlimited, Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition, Neponset Watershed Association and The Dorchester Brewing Company

Register here!

Wednesday, May 16, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Dorchester Brewing Company
1250 Mass. Ave., Boston

Here’s an example of land coming back to life: Restoring floodplain function and bringing Lahontan Trout back to the Great Basin through regenerative land management. What a difference 25 years makes! Photos show Susie Creek in Elko in northeastern Nevada on Sept. 25, 1989 (left) and Sept. 11, 2015 (right – after 4 years of the worst drought in recent memory). Nevada is the driest state in the U.S., with less than 10” of annual rainfall. Photo credits: Carol Evans, Elko District, Bureau of Land Management.

          Join us for:

Joys of cold water and cold beer (you get to drink)!
Excitement of a bargain auction!
Brilliant speakers!
The noble company of fish spirits and their humans!
Great chatty people to chat with!
Land management miracles with casts of thousands!
Worthy non-profits you will be thrilled to support!

This event is about trout and cold-water fishing, and the impacts of climate.  Can we save the trout? Can we rescue the climate?

The headwaters of the Neponset River contain small isolated populations of cold-water-loving brook trout that have been hanging on for their dear lives for centuries. What can we learn from our local partners about what we might do to help bring back these isolated populations?

One of the most important ways to save trout and rivers and their wonderful biodiverse habitats is to reverse global warming through eco-restoration. And the health of the trout and the rivers and the watershed habitats is one critical path to cooling the biosphere, stopping floods and droughts, and addressing the climate.

Speakers

Beth Lambert, Executive Director of the Mass Division of Ecological Restoration, will tell of their efforts to restore habitat and increase bioldiversity and trout fishing in local waterways. Dr. Ben Letcher, of the USGS Conte Fish Labs in Turners Falls, will explain what brook trout need in the face of changes in the climate. Chris Hirsch, Ecologist with the Neponset River Watershed Association, will tell us about efforts to restore habitat on the Neponset River and about the trout that live there. Finally, Jim Laurie and Adam Sacks of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate will relate the dramatic positive effects that eco-restoration can have on repairing habitats and reversing the mounting disasters of global warming.

About the fish: This brook trout, found by Mass Department of Fish and Game, came from a population of multi-age class fish in the headwaters of the Neponset River which is typical of a naturally reproducing population.

About the locationDorchester Brewing Company is easily accessed by subway and is about 15 minutes from either Andrew or JFK stations on the Red Line. There is also onstreet parking.

About the beer: DBCo offers 20 taps of locally produced craft beers available by the glass. Of course, all participants must be of legal drinking age of 21.